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Detection of nonexudative choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks using optical coherence tomography angiography

Abstract

Purpose

To present a case of nonexudative choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks in a patient with pseudoxanthoma elasticum. The lesion was monitored over an 8-month period with the use of optical coherence tomography angiography.

Methods

Case report.

Results

The neovascular tissue area increased by 0.160 mm2 over a period of 8 months without any sign of exudation seen on optical coherence tomography or fluorescein angiography.

Conclusions

To our knowledge, this is the first report of a nonexudative choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks. Given that once a patient with angioid streaks develops choroidal neovascularization in one eye there is a high risk of bilateral involvement within a short amount of time, optical coherence tomography angiography can prove a useful tool for monitoring such lesions over time.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(5): e140 - e143

Article Type: CASE REPORT

DOI:10.5301/ejo.5000995

Authors

Konstantinos D. Andreanos, Tryfon Rotsos, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Georgios D. Kymionis, Ilias Georgalas, Ioannis D. Ladas

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No financial support was received for this submission.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has conflict of interest with this submission.

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Authors

Affiliations

  • Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Georgios Gennimatas General Hospital - Greece

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